Monday, March 16, 2009


syracuse coffee

I never met a piece of Syracuse I didn't like...this pattern made me all giddy inside and that turquoise color blends with my other restaurant ware pieces really well. Time for some coffee!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


gooseberries / cinderella / 444

Went through my cabinets yesterday; wondered how in the world this piece managed to escape the blog? I scooped it up maybe in late '08 - I had drooled over this exact bowl at an antique store for $40 because I wanted this color/pattern so fuh-reaking badly and was almost willing to pay out-my-ass crazy for it. So glad I held out as this one came in a fraction of the price, supremely fine condition (not to mention charming and dashing) and looks good with green salads to boot.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


butterprint / cinderalla / 443

In regards to my collecting Pyrex, a couple things have happened:
  1. it has become exceedingly difficult to find
  2. it has become exceedingly overpriced; I've seen it "behind the counter" at a few shops
Steve says, "it became hard to find because you blog about it!" I only wish I had that many readers; I think it just became popular here where it wasn't so much before...I've never met my match in a thrift store, so whoever you are, scooping up all the Pyrex in South must have quite the collection by now! Or, are people holding onto their Pyrex in these economic dire straits? I can't blame them.

Anyway, it has been very hard to find Pyrex in *excellent* condition here for whatever reason. This Butterprint Cinderella bowl was sitting on its own today, atop a glass cabinet (holding really tacky china trying to pass as "expensive"). I couldn't believe it! I might have said come to mama! which is neither here nor there. And the price wasn't too bad, either - so what, a little inflated since my infatuation began, but I was willing.

Do you know how long it has been since I've seen decent Pyrex? Yes, obviously: I haven't blogged about it in ages!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I never ever ever ever use eBay because I'm just not wired for the stress of competitive shopping (and those shipping rates = no thank you). We lost an auction last night for a little camper (Florida weekend getaways, eventual Oregon getaways, le sigh) and I, being the sore loser I am, belly-flopped onto our bed and cried like a baby. Maybe more like a toddler. It was that bad.

How do you deal with eBay defeat? Other than avoiding it or throwing tantrums over it like me?